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Cheerleader Camp
(1987)
Reviewed by Jason Coffman
Rating: 9.5 Beans

h my. This just... this is it. "Cheerleader Camp" could well be the most embarrassing movie I have ever seen in my entire life. Worse than "Back to the Beach." Worse than "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil." There aren't words for it. You will be in awe.

The plot: A group of cheerleaders (along with two male cheerleaders) go to some place up in the woods which is apparently the home of the National Cheerleading Championships or some other such prestigious cheerleading event. One of the cheerleaders has personal problems and keeps having terrible nightmares. Soon, cheerleaders from other squads start turning up dead, and the killer could be anyone.

The cast: Lucinda Dickey, better known as Kelly from "Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo" plays the squad's plucky mascot. Rebecca Ferratti, that one woman who had one line in "Three Amigos," plays another of the cheerleaders. Travis McKenna, the fat clown who had one line in "Batman Returns," plays Timmy, the randy male cheerleader who sticks his butt out a van window in one of the most terrifying scenes ever filmed.

Of course, the best parts of the movie are the scenes with Pop (George "Buck" Flower). Pop is the one who gets to say things like "You kids are cuttin' into my drinkin' time" and "I hope you die."

But, oh, the things you'll be shown. A scene in which the male cheerleaders rap about the girls is but only one of the things which make this one of the worst films ever made.

"Cheerleader Camp" falls apart in the last third, mainly because it starts taking itself seriously and trying to wring suspense out of its tired plot. That's when it gets boring. However, the ending is definitely worth it, so just leave the room for a while or close your eyes and try to not see Timmy's butt haunting you.

As I said before, "Cheerleader Camp" is incredible. It is a classic of bad cinema. See it as soon as possible. You will be horrified.






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